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Pick-up driver's airbags explode and send his hat flying across parking lot

A pick-up truck driver has experienced the shock of his life when his airbag deployed as he reversed off a pole - sending his sports cap flying.

The man, who sat in the driver's seat of a Chevy Silverado, had managed to drive the vehicle halfway up a pole somewhere in Northern America.

Footage showed the moment he reversed the truck backwards, gradually backing it down from the pole which appeared to hold a sign in a car park.

A man filming encouraged the driver, saying: 'Almost. Keep going, keep going. You got it, you got it.'

The man, who sat in the driver's seat of a white pick up truck, had managed to drive the vehicle halfway up a pole somewhere in Northern America

It is assumed the truck must have had a significant impact with the pole because the cement at its base is cracked, with the bollard at an extreme angle. 

As the truck collapsed back down to the ground the driver was jolted from side to side by the force of the impact. 

As the man filming shouted 'there you go' there was a sudden pop sound.

The driver's hat went flying out of the open window as the airbags were dramatically deployed.

One comment read: 'That's turned a $3,000 job its a $30,000 one.'

As the man filming shouted 'there you go' there was a sudden pop sound. The driver's hat went flying out of the open window as the airbags were dramatically deployed

The video quickly went viral on TikTok, where it has been liked 2.3million times.

Another comment read: 'My jaw dropped so fast when I realised that was an airbag.'

Another added: 'I thought he exploded the first time I watched it.'

They wrote: 'He didn't. He was okay. Thought the video was hilarious and wanted it to go viral.'

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